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Senate Proceeding on Dec 13th, 2007 :: 2:52:32 to 2:55:29
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Larry Craig

2:51:06 to 2:52:32( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Larry Craig

Larry Craig

2:52:19 to 2:52:32( Edit History Discussion )

Larry Craig: before. mr. harkin: that is the point i was making. you could still have condemnation purposes for a private power line. maybe a farmer doesn't want that power line going over his land. he does not like

Tom Harkin

2:52:32 to 2:52:45( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Harkin: those big cables. the state can say, here's your compensation. we will use power of eminent domain and decide what the court says is fair and they will build that power line across your land. the

Tom Harkin

2:52:32 to 2:55:29( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Tom Harkin

Tom Harkin

2:52:45 to 2:52:58( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Harkin: senator's amendment would still permit that to go on, permit that to happen but it wod not permit a local entity it say, you know, we have a lot of money and we want to preserve a park for future

Tom Harkin

2:52:58 to 2:53:10( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Harkin: generations. and we got some other land here that's in there and we need that for the park and it is generally accepted by the public. you may have one person reticent to do that and so they say, okay,

Tom Harkin

2:53:10 to 2:53:27( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Harkin: use the power of eminent domain to do that, and that means they have to go to court to decide what is just compensation under the fifth amendment. i say to my friend from idaho if he wants to pursue

Tom Harkin

2:53:27 to 2:53:40( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Harkin: this he ought to introduce an amendment to overturn the fifth amendment the constitution and provide -- let's have a constitutional amendment. who knows what it mit might be next. you think of this as a precedent.

Tom Harkin

2:53:40 to 2:53:53( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Harkin: what's next that we might not agree with? maybe we don't agree with speed limits. i say to my friend from idaho. maybe we don't agree with what a state speed limit is so if you don't adhere to federal

Tom Harkin

2:53:53 to 2:54:04( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Harkin: standards on speed limits, we're going to take away your education money and transportation money and health money. how about education policy? say we don't agree with the local school board. we don't

Tom Harkin

2:54:04 to 2:54:16( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Harkin: agree with the local school board as to what your education policy is. it has to be what the federal government says and if you don't adhere to it, we're going to take arm not only your education money,

Tom Harkin

2:54:16 to 2:54:35( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Harkin: your health money, your transportation money, your community development money -- we'll take away every federal money just because you don't agree with the federal government's policy on education. zoning

Tom Harkin

2:54:35 to 2:54:47( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Harkin: and other areas, things like that. think of what kind of a path we're going down if we adopt this amendment. so, again, i say that this amendment would,gain, intrude the federal government into the

Tom Harkin

2:54:47 to 2:54:57( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Harkin: local and state jurisdictions that have been preserved by the constitution of the united states. we ought not to go there. madam president, i have ten unanimous consent requests for committees to meet during

Tom Harkin

2:54:57 to 2:55:08( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Harkin: today's session of the senate. they have the approval of the majority and minority leaders and i ask consent they be agreed to and they be printed in the record. the presiding officer: without objection,

Tom Harkin

2:55:08 to 2:55:29( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Harkin: so ordered. mr. harkin: i hope now we are ready to turn to the brown amendment. i thank the senator for his patience. hereby shesh i thank chairman harkin for his outstanding work in this chamber.

Sherrod Brown

2:55:29 to 2:55:40( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: i call up amendment 3819. the presiding officer: is there objection to waiving the current amendment? without objection the amendment is pending. mr. brown: thank you, marpt. on behalf -- thankyou,

Sherrod Brown

2:55:29 to 3:03:36( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Sherrod Brown

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